1st International Conference on Islamic Business and Finance : The Present State and the Way Forward (icbf2011)

Venue: National Institute of banking and Finance (NIBAF)

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Event Date/Time: Feb 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 09, 2011
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With around eleven hundred institutions and assets of US $ one trillion, Islamic finance is now an important part of the global financial system. The scope

and range of both Islamic finance and business remains to be further explored and scrutinized. Beyond the recurrent financial instabilities, the Islamic

system is promising in tackling various other challenges related to government finances, deepening of financial markets, or narrowing the socio economic


The Conference therefore aims at discussing the present state of Islamic business and finance and how and in what way the same can contribute to the

stability of and provide opportunities to the national and global economies. In particular, it addresses the following questions:

• How and in what way Islamic finance can address the vulnerabilities of current international financial paradigm?
• Is there a likelihood of convergence of current Islamic banking and finance practices with that of the conventional system?
• What solution(s) Islamic finance offers for public debt management?
• Which Islamic institutions, other than Zakat, can help achieve the objective of socio-economic development in an economy?
• In the current environment, what are the challenges and opportunities in practicing business in Islamic way?


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Additional Information

PARTICIPATION FEES (Including for Reading material, Lunch and Refreshments) For Conference (2 Days) US $ For Professionals 150 For Students 85 For One Workshop US $ For Professionals 175 For Students 100